IPENers take action internationally, working on local, regional and global campaigns and policies to:
- Protect women and children from toxic chemicals
- Reduce and eliminate the world’s most harmful chemicals
- Eliminate lead in paint
- Reduce mercury pollution
- Demand that the private sector disclose information about chemicals in their products
- Promote agroecology and toxics-free electronics
IPEN was founded in 1998 and is registered in Sweden as a non-profit, public interest organization. The organization is known by the name IPEN. IPEN stands for International Pollutants Elimination Network.